- An opposing fan was run over and killed. Twenty-four arrests
- Auto overwhelms fans, one dead and one injured
- Auto overwhelms two fans: one dead and one injured. Three in police headquarters
Shareby Tiziana Di Giovannandrea 20 January 2020From the cell, the driver of the vehicle that killed the 39-year-old Vultur Rionero fan, Fabio Tucciariello, injuring four, is said to be "destroyed".
Salvatore Laspagnoletta, 30 years old, from Melfi (Potenza) is in prison after a few hours after the accident that occurred at around 14.00 on Sunday 19 January near the Vaglio railway station in Basilicata, the agents of the Mobile of Potenza tracked down the Fiat Panda investor of Fabio Tucciariello and arrested the 30-year-old man driving the vehicle. He is accused of voluntary murder and aggravated injury.
The Fiat Panda driver said after the arrest: "It was supposed to be a day of celebration, a fun afternoon with friends but everything changed when my car was surrounded and attacked with clubs by fifty masked troublemakers. I was terrified and I tried to escape. "
In addition to the driver of the car, the police arrested another 25 men, all supporters of the Vultur Rionero team and accused of private violence, attempted aggravated injuries, damage and aggravated possession of objects capable of offending. They are between 20 and 30 years old. They are under house arrest while he is on guard at the San Carlo hospital in Potenza, because he is also under arrest, the Vultur fan underwent surgery yesterday due to the severity of the arm, forearm and leg fractures.
Questore di Potenza and Public Prosecutor, "Serious facts of common crime, not sport"
'' Yesterday in Vaglio we witnessed a particularly serious episode that has nothing to do with the sporting event. There was a perfect synergy between the Police Headquarters of Potenza and the Public Prosecutor's Office and it was possible to conclude with the adoption of measures appropriate to the seriousness of the event. It is the first time that I remember that such an answer was given to an event apparently related to sport but that I relegate in the context of common crime because such people cannot be called supporters or sportsmen ''. In this way the Quaestor of Potenza, Isabella Fusiello , spoke during a press conference on the events of Vaglio di Basilicata called together with the Public Prosecutor of the Republic of Potenza Francesco Curcio.
According to the investigators, the Vultur Rionero fans waited for the supporters of the opposing team and then attacked them while they were in the car. Thus the Fiat Panda, with three Melfi fans on board, would have accelerated by investing Tucciariello to death. '' A large group of Rionero ultràs - it was explained - gathered near the Vaglio station awaiting the transit of Melfi fans bound for Tolve, in five cars. The Rionero fans let the first two pass, trying to block the third. The last two, seeing the danger, reversed and turned back. The third car, seeing itself surrounded by the Rionero fans, accelerated by mortally investing a Rionero fan and causing serious injuries to one and milder injuries to two others ''.
There was a boy in a car
In the press conference, the Prosecutor of the Republic of Potenza , Francesco Curcio , announced that "one of the five cars occupied by Melfi fans was also a child". The boy was not involved in the clashes that led to the death of the Vultur fan, Fabio Tucciariello. The circumstance of the presence of the child would support the hypothesis that it was a premeditated ambush by Vultur fans and not an "appointment" agreed between the two fans. In the area of the investment, the police would also find clubs and brass knuckles.
The Quaestor Isabella Fusiello then recalled that the meeting of the Provincial Committee for Safety in the Prefecture was held during the day. '' Just as the Prosecutor has adopted severe measures - he added - the two companies are expected to adopt particularly severe measures in relation to what happened ''.
Among the suspects there are also some minors
According to what has been learned, some minors are also among the people investigated and not arrested. Further investigations are underway by investigators.